The 359 Pete was Peterbilt’s top of the line conventional highway truck. In it’s day, it was THE hottest rig to own.
At the time the 359 was first introduced to the market, if a trucker wanted a long hood rig, the choice was the Peterbilt 359 or the Kenworth W900A truck.
The Pete 359’s had a large engine compartment. Almost any engine and transmission combination, could be spec’ed for an order.
Such as long hood, large breather canisters, high stacks, prominent grill.
Another added perk to the aluminum composition, was that it didn’t suffer from corrosion, so the bodies of this model, would, and have lasted a long time.
Due to the steering box and the length of the steering axle.
Not only was the style of this rig, top notch in it’s class, but it’s resale was like no other!